Hungaroring: Series Saturday report

First Le Mans Series session on the Hungaroring The first free practice session is just over, giving a hint of the starting grid. In LMP1, Oreca 908 HDi-FAP Peugeot confirms its performances in Algarve, leading in front of LMP2 Strakka Racing's...

First Le Mans Series session on the Hungaroring

The first free practice session is just over, giving a hint of the starting grid. In LMP1, Oreca 908 HDi-FAP Peugeot confirms its performances in Algarve, leading in front of LMP2 Strakka Racing's HPD ARX-01c. The LMGT1 two Saleens also confirm the trend with an advantage for Larbre Competition racing drivers. As for the Ferraris F430 GT (n91 & n95) of teams CRS Racing and AF Corse, they keep in with their advantage over Team Prospeed's Porsche in the LMGT2 category. The Formulas Le Mans promise interesting fights: four among the seven cars entered run within the same second.

This first session is definitely in the continuity of the 1000Km of'Algarve. The second practice session is scheduled at 16:00 and will for sure deliver an exciting show. The challengers will be keen to reverse the balance to be in a good position on the starting grid on Sunday morning.

The class war keeps on going!

Five LMP1 cars versus five LMP2 cars are in the Top 10 at the end of the third free practice session, which has been disrupted by two red flags. 25 minutes in the session, the IMSA Performance Matmut Porsche went off and ten minutes before the checkered flag, the CRS Racing Ferrari went on fire. The cars came back to the pits and it marked the end of today's free practice sessions.

Both Team Rebellion Racing cars set the best times and in the LMP2 class, Strakka Racing posted the best time and was able to work their way through the LMP1 field as they were fourth overall. In the FLM class, Team Applewood Seven chalked up the best time, as the unfortunate #91 CRS Racing Ferrari crew did in the LMGT2 class. The #77 Team Felbermayr-Proton Porsche was right behind. The Porsche/Ferrari duel goes beyond all expectation. The night practice suggests a very promising race.

-source: lemans series

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Series European Le Mans
Teams Rebellion Racing , AF Corse , Larbre Competition , IMSA Performance Matmut , Strakka Racing , Team Felbermayr